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The Signficance of Violence in Graham Greene's The Destructors

- The Signficance of Violence in Graham Greene's The Destructors In serious fiction, no act of violence exists for its own sake. Graham Green, in his short story “The Destructors,” reveals certain intangible needs met through one central act of violence. One need we all have as humans is the need to be creative, to express ourselves, to use our imagination. All little boys use their imaginations, which is based on what they see in their environment, whether that be television or their own neighborhood....   [tags: Graham Greene The Destructors]

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Comparison and Contrast of The Destructors and The Rocking Horse Winner

- Comparison and Contrast of “The Destructors”, by Graham Greene and “The Rocking Horse Winner”, by D.H. Lawrence This comparison and contrast of “The Destructors”, by Graham Greene and “The Rocking Horse Winner”, by D.H. Lawrence will center on selected parts of stories from the opening through the conclusion. I will seek to compare and contrast both authors’ choices of characters, themes, techniques of suspense, moral statements, and conclusions. “The Destructors” and “The Rocking Horse Winner” were both written in the third person by British authors and set in post war Great Britain....   [tags: The Destructors The Rocking Horse Winner]

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The Destructors

- The gang members in Graham Greene’s “The Destructors” are catastrophic young children and teenagers who are unfortunately being greatly affected by their surroundings. Placed in wartime London, their town is in rubble from bombings. Peer pressure is no help when a destructive surrounding and vulnerable ages are strongly influencing the instinctive human behavior of the members, which causes many of their horrific actions. The characters of Greene’s short story are different in their own way. Mike is a childish young boy “at the age of nine [who] was surprised by everything” (50)....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Graham Greene]

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Analysis on "The Destructors" by Graham Greene

- "The Destructors" written by Graham Greene as a third person view. The story set in London nine years after the end of World War II. People survived from "The Blitz". The Blitz "was Nazi Germany's sustained aerial bombing campaign against Britain in World War Two."(The Blitz) Everything was in chaos, people lost their home, slept in the underground station and lost their hope for the future. The story is about a group of teenage boys who formed a gang and call themselves as the "Wormsley Common Gang"....   [tags: Teenagers, Morals]

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Analysis Of The Book ' The Destructors ' By Graham Greene

- ... Despite not having access to T.’s thoughts the reader can see through his actions that he is detached from everything and everyone around him as he shows no emotions. T. has this huge urge to destroy Old Misery’s house. As soon as he took leadership in the gang the first thing he proposes is to destroy this home. To T. destroying is a form of creation. By destroying the house he will have equality among everyone. For example, when Greene says, “All this hate and love,” he said, “it 's soft, it 's hooey....   [tags: Fiction, Short story, Genre fiction, Novel]

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A Comparison of The Destructors and Lord of the Flies

- A Comparison of The Destructors and Lord of the Flies        In Graham Greene's "The Destructors," the author presents the Wormsley Common car-park gang, a group of adolescent delinquents who commit petty crimes for fun. William Golding, in his novel Lord of the Flies, presents a slightly younger group of boys who are wrecked on an uninhabited island and develop a primitive society that eventually collapses and gives way to despotic savagery. Although these two cases seem rather different, the boys in both situations show common characteristics....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Rocking Horse Winner and The Destructors

- Rocking Horse Winner and The Destructors There are many differences and similarities between Graham Greene’s “The Destructors” and D.H. Lawrence’s “Rocking Horse Winner.” One general difference is that in “The Destructors” the setting is in Great Britain, after the bombing had happened during World War 1, when the buildings were destroyed. The setting of “Rocking Horse Winner” is a suburban community located on the outskirts of Baltimore, Maryland. This one distinct difference affects the entire background of each story....   [tags: Graham Greene D.H. Lawrence]

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The Theme of Materialism in "The Rocking Horse Winner" and "The Destructors"

- In D. H. Lawrence's "The Rocking Horse Winner" and Graham Greene's "The Destructors" the reader can immediately see both the differences as well as the similarities in both stories from the authors' choices of setting, tone, and characterization. The author's use of imagery and the plot in both stories makes it clear that materialism can play a great part in how people's attitudes and behavior are affected and altered towards others because of a lifestyle filled with misfortune. In "The Destructors" and "The Rocking Horse Winner", the authors' background and writing dispositions are very similar....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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A Critical Analysis of "The Rocking-Horse Winner" and "The Destructors"

- A Critical Analysis of "The Rocking-Horse Winner" by D.H. Lawrence and "The Destructors" by Graham Greene In both stories, "The Rocking-Horse Winner" by D.H. Lawrence and "The Destructors" by Graham Greene we see the common theme of wanting to be envied by others because of what we have or can do. The need to do better, have prestige and more power than anyone else is a very common human conflict that is dealt with on all levels of humanity. The emotional environment that man grows and develops in plays a factor in how he approaches everyday life....   [tags: Literary Themes]

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Theme of Creativity in The Destructors

- Conditions within various regions often restrict freedoms and creativity of the individual, as a result of human experiences, an individual may commit an act of violence, intended with a different goal, not just that of destruction. In "The Destructors," the author uses diction, setting, and syntax to unveil a general truth of an aspect of human nature: creativity. The poignant use of diction throughout the short story, mostly in the action segment, subliminally demonstrated the positive aspects of destruction....   [tags: Graham Greene]

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D.H. Lawrence’s The Rocking-Horse Winner, and Graham Green’s The Destructors

- There are many differences and similarities between Graham Green’s “The destructors” and D.H. Lawrence’s “Rocking-Horse Winner.” “The Destructors” has flat characters, which strive to be the first gang to destroy a home, in efforts to prove themselves to other gangs in the area. In this story, they set out to demolish Old Misery’s gorgeous home. While in “The Rocking-Horse Winner,” Paul’s goal is to help his family become wealthy. Another difference is that the setting of "The Destructors" is in Great Britain....   [tags: compare, contrast]

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Compare & Contrast The Rocking Horse Winner and The Destructors

- Compare & Contrast The Rocking Horse Winner and The Destructors In D.H. Lawerence's short story, “The Rocking Horse Winner”, and Grahm Greene's “The Destructors, there are many truths to consider.  Although these two stories are considerably different, the message is the same.  Whether in a life-like story, such as “The Destructors”, or a fantacy, like “The Rocking Horse Winner”, the seeds of materialism are planted and nourished in lives of the characters.  The aspects of materialism in these two stories develop desired conclusions by its characters.  In order to understand the similar message of Greene short story “The Destructors” and Lawerence's “The Rocking Horse Winner”, one must sc...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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The Destructors

- Characters Trevor (T) : A silent, decided, and seemingly frustrated teenager . He speaks nothing more than needed and " yes" or " no" forms most of his answers. He becomes a member of the gang because he wants to take revenge of a society in which his parents have come down. His father, formerly an architect, is working as a clerk ; and his mother considers herself better than the neighbors. This leaves T with nothing better to do than join the local gang. In the destruction of Old Misery's house, he is given the ability to lash out at the world in response to the misfortune it beset onto him....   [tags: European Literature]

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Suspense Used as a Ploy to Keep the Reader Engaged in The Destructors” by Graham Greene and “The Most Dangerous” Game by Richard Connell

- ... Since Blackee ultimately decided to stay and adhere to T.’s malevolent plan to literally destroy Old Misery, The Wormsley Common Carpark Gang succeeded in doing just that. His crew wasn’t abandoned; ironically, they rendered a middle-of-the-road interest in whether or not Blackee took part in their endeavors. It seemed to be a shame that he made a decision somewhat based off the welfare of the crew and they disregarded him but even more pity to the man who lost his home and everything he owned....   [tags: hunt, survive, conflict]

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Nuclear Weapons: Destructors Or Saviors?

- When one thinks of complete and total annihilation, the plumage of an infamous mushroom cloud is undoubtedly an image which comes to mind. This ominous image is ". . . a tiger which must be looked in the eye," (Looking the Tiger in the Eye, 1982). The reason for which we must examine the issue of nuclear weapons, is best stated in the words of J. Robert Oppenheimer, ". . . until we have looked this tiger in the eye, we shall ever be in the worst of all possible dangers, of which we may back into him." In an attempt to prevent ourselves from backing into this proverbial tiger, we will discuss the following subheadings of nuclear arms: should countries dismantle their...   [tags: Nuclear Weapons Essays]

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Comparision and Contrast between the Rocking Horse Winner and the Road not Taken

- Comparision and Contrast between the Rocking Horse Winner and the Road not Taken Life's stories shared through the view of two writers. Both stories have many similarities, however, contrast with just as many differences. "The Destructors", written by Graham Green, and "The Rocking Horse Winner" written by D.H. Lawrence. When contrasting these two stories, consider the plot, characters, story line, and each authors approach. Also consider the intent and mood each author sets forth. In the story " The Destructors" the setting is in a London car park called Northwood Terrace, nine years concluding World War II....   [tags: essays papers]

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The, The Rocking Horse Winner And The Cask Of Amontillado, By Edgar Allan Poe

- ... He is in complete awe while he disgustingly remarks, “It’s a beautiful house…It’s got a staircase two hundred years old like a corkscrew. Nothing holds it up” (3). Without a doubt, this proves jealousy is uncontrollable since the gang is bound to be lucidly jealous of Old Misery’s regal house and how elegant his lifestyle is compared to theirs. In the same conversation, T astonishes the gang when he ominously whispers, “We’ll pull it down…We’ll destroy it” (4). This signifies how jealousy overtakes a human’s mind and leads them to do reprehensible and violent acts as T’s jealousy towards Old Misery’s beautiful house overwhelms him and triggers the gang to go through with this appalling s...   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, The Cask of Amontillado, Mind]

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World War I Was A Time Of Tension And Death

- World War I was a time of tension and death for Europe. This war sparked the build of two opposing political forces called the Allies and the Central Powers. The war was weakened due to the use of trench warfare. Trenches were dug out on each opposing side in order to shelter the soldiers from their enemies. The living conditions in these trenches caused at least two million deaths by the closing of the war. Towards the end of the war, a group made up mostly young persons arose, called the “Lost Generation”....   [tags: World War I, World War II, F. Scott Fitzgerald]

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The Short Happy Life Of Francis Macomber

- Would you rather have something or be something. Or have you ever stopped to think what the difference was between having and being. In actuality having and being are two totally different things and the purpose of this paper will be to provide evidence of the differences. Throughout this paper many different short stories and poems will be referenced in order to adequately describe the meaning of having or being. Some of these include My Last Duchess, The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber, Everyday Use, and The Destructors, The remaining portion of this paper will describe the differences between having or being set by examples from short stories and poems that have been analyzed....   [tags: Short story, Fiction, Happiness, Bolesław Prus]

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Researching the Effect of Cultural Diversity on Group Work Outcomes

- ABSTRACT This paper analyses the relationship between cultural diversity and workgroup outcomes (satisfaction with workgroup, and workgroup performance) in multicultural organizations, in the presence of moderating variables of intragroup conflicts (task, relationship and process conflicts). Literature review suggests that cultural diversity negatively affects workgroup outcomes and triggers conflicts. Analysis of empirical data collected from employees of multicultural organizations produces results in line with the literature and suggests that there is negative relationship between cultural diversity and workgroup outcomes, while intragroup conflicts have a strong moderating effect on th...   [tags: Racial Diversity, Ethnic Diversity]

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Eyewitness Testimony And False Imprisonment Based On Eyewitness

- Eyewitness testimony and false imprisonment based on eyewitness First off I would like to say eyewitness testimony is very questionable the human mind is very complexed and there are many issues with eyewitness testimony. One factor of eyewitness testimony was poor encoding in the brain or memory at the time of the event. Which means our mind did not process the memory correctly or has changed it in any way. When most people are endangering them only see the danger, not the person that is causing the danger or harm to them....   [tags: Psychology, Brain, Eyewitness identification]

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The World War II ( 1939-1945 )

- ... Thomas being gone for a long weekend, the gang destroyed this strong house that survived World War II this idea originally came from Trevor the new member of the gang. The thought process of teenagers is very disturbing for adults. Having fun is great with friends among teenagers usually makes them feel accepted and belong in the group. Physiologically, the adolescent brain still growing and maturing. The part of the brain that controls strong emotions is at a climax during adolescent stage, meanwhile, the part of the brain that controls logical thinking still developing....   [tags: Adolescence, Peer group, Mind, Thought]

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The 012 By Graham Greene

- In the story “The Destructors” by Graham Greene, there is a gang of adolescents who call themselves the Wormsley Common Gang who are living in London surrounded by the aftermath of World War II. They all spend their time in a car parking lot that is next to a two hundred year old house belonging to an old man named Mr. Thomas or as they call him Old Misery. Trevor, one of the new recruits, is infatuated with Old Misery’s house and doesn’t say no when invited inside. Later on he goes back to his gang and suggest the idea of destroying the house while Old Misery is gone for a couple days....   [tags: World War II, Sociology, World War I]

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Use of Brucellosis in Bioterrorism

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The Force of Evil

- The Force of Evil "And something had come to life…It was a kind of shadow, a poisonous blackness filled with bewildered loathing. …something hateful and unspeakable in the souls of men." An apparent introduction is made in the three works, The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell, The Child by Tiger by Thomas Wolfe, and The Destructors by Graham Greene; the unwelcome but necessary introduction to the sinful nature of mankind, to evil without limits, and without cause. When confronted with the presence of evil around them, the characters react in very different ways....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Wendy Lower Is A Professor Of History At Claremont Mckenna College And A Research Associate

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A Plan For a Complete Intelligence Collection Operation against North Korea

- The Korean peninsula has been a volatile area since the end of World War II. Today it is the last example of a single nation divided between two states, represents the longest division of ideologies, and is the archetype of enduring Cold War symptoms. Although small in size, The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has been the biggest obstacle to regional stability in Asia, its militant and hostile policies posing a threat not only to western aligned nations, but also to its former and present benefactors, Russia and China....   [tags: Foreign Policy]

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Indigenous Speeches: Exploration of the Mabo Case, Stolen Generation and Reconciliation

- Exploration of the Mabo Case, Stolen Generation and Reconciliation Both Keating’s and Rudd’s speeches are firmly based on the ideas of recognition and reconciliation for the wrongs that European settlers, and their decedents, have inflicted on Indigenous Australians. To explore this idea I believe that it is necessary to take a closer look at both the plight of Eddie Mabo and the stories of the Stolen Generation. The Mabo Case Eddie Mabo is widely known for his plight to regain land rights for both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people....   [tags: european settlers, stolen generation ]

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Mercury Drugstore Has Withstood the Test of Time in the Phillipines

- ... One of those is Mariano Que, he had immediately noticed the demand for sulfa drugs in the country, because during that period, most of the pharmacies in the Philippines hardly had enough resources to go by and provide for the demand of the people. Using his pre-war experience working in a drugstore, Mariano Que started investing 100 pesos worth of sulfathiazole tablets. Having in mind that the customers can only afford as much, he peddled them in single doses so they would be affordable to the poverty-stricken sectors....   [tags: medical, customers, health]

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Canadian Government’s Compensations for Japanese Canadians Interments in World War Two

- ... Even though the money from the sales was kept by Custodian of Enemy Alien Property and held in account under the owner’s name, there was no interest and only limited amount of money, hundred dollars per month, was allowed to be taken out by the owner. Moreover, the law did not allow the Japanese Canadians to work if they had money in their account (Hickman & Fukawa, 2011). This prevented Japanese Canadians from building their financial status and getting involved in Canadian economic for many years....   [tags: anti-japanese policies, financial damages]

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Terrorism, I Am A Muslim And I Am Against It

- “Surely, those who believe, those who are Jewish, the Christians, and the converts; anyone who (1) believes in GOD, and (2) believes in the Last Day, and (3) leads a righteous life, will receive their recompense from their Lord. They have nothing to fear, nor will they grieve” This is how Islam inculcates Muslims not to judge others, because obviously it’s the Lord who does that. Despite this verse and many other verses in Quran which promote for peace and love among humans, still people combine Islam with terror....   [tags: informative essay]

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Analysis Of The Book ' 1984 ' By George Orwell

- ... Winston’s hometown, London, is described to have houses with “their windows patched with cardboard and their roofs with corrugated iron” (Orwell, 5). By allowing the narrator to vividly describe the destruction caused by the party, Orwell helps the readers visualise the violent indoctrination that is placed on the citizens. He establishes the fact that the party is even willing to destroy cities, in order to get what they want. Imagery is used once again by the narrator to describe the torture Winston has to endure in room 101....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell, Big Brother]

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Smokers’ Social Responsibility: Supporting Cigarette Ban in Outdoor Areas

- Smokers’ Social Responsibility: Supporting Cigarette Ban in Outdoor Areas Audience: Smokers in the city Genre: An article in local newspaper Results of many researches have proven that concentrations of tobacco smoke in outdoor areas possess the risk to individuals, kids and environment. Even cigarette butts are equally hazardous for environment and many creatures, especially in sea. Therefore, the recently laid ban on smoking in outdoor area in our city is a good move. However, the support of smokers is very much needed to make it successful....   [tags: Social Responsibility Essays]

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September 11th and the End of Osama bin Laden

- I awoke the morning of September 11th in the usual manner. Around 9 a.m. I turned on the television, which happened to be on a news channel. There was something unusual taking place, and this time it was not the usual LA car chase. This particular morning the news anchors were not talking about the usual trivialities; instead there was live coverage of something big taking place in downtown Manhattan. Though I still felt half asleep, I was trying to focus on the television, whereas I saw smoke billowing from the World Trade Center Towers....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays]

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The Astonishing X-Men by Joss Whedon and John Cassaday

- ... Scott Summers, nicknamed Cyclops was a leader of the group. He will never see the world as normal person’s vision because his vision was all red. Emma ‘White Queen’ Frost was a speaker of the group, she always appear to be in a dejected state. In my perspective, her costume makes her look very special and attractive. she was in a relationship with the Cyclops and also with Wolverine, sort of. Her abilities are able to control and manipulates mind and she can transforms her body into a diamond....   [tags: common, extraordinary, mutations, humans]

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Analysis of the Book of Jeremiah in the Bible

- JEREMIAH CONDEMNS JERUSALEM FOR ITS SINS Jeremiah condemned Jerusalem for trying to obtain happiness through worthless and unstable things instead of the unchangeable God. At this point, Jeremiah is angry with the people of Jerusalem for their shameless sin. False Worship will have consequences. As this section started, God ordered Jeremiah to speak at the temple. He told Jeremiah to prove the people of Jerusalem wrong for thinking God would not bring damage to the temple or to those who lived nearby it....   [tags: Sin, Jerusalem, Destruction]

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Terrorism Is An Epidemic Of The Nation 's Government

- Terrorism has been around for as long as people can remember. It is an act of violence used against state or people of state to procure personal benefit or goals that favors a religious, political, or ideological platform. Terrorist activities include murders, kidnappings, hijackings and bombings etc. Terrorism is carried out all over the world in different ways, forms and shapes. This includes coercion of unprecedented rules, intimidating civilians, and assassination of eminent personalities. One of the primary reasons behind terrorism is to usurp the nation’s government and to legalize a specific political agenda....   [tags: Terrorism, Pakistan, Soviet war in Afghanistan]

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What Was Meant By The Malaise Of The 1960s?

- Final Exam Essay Questions 1. In detail describe what is meant by the “malaise of the 1970s”. In the 1970s during Nixon’s years of presidency, the America endured economic and social hardships from the Vietnam War. Tensions were growing because of the United States’ involvement. “Malaise of the 1970s” was cause by a series of events occurring such as the oil embargo, competition from the international market, stagflation, and Watergate scandal which led to President Nixon’s resignation. Due to the United States supporting Israel during the Yom Kipper War, the Arab government from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) issued an oil embargo to the U.S and western countries...   [tags: Cold War, United States, George W. Bush]

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Andrew Jackson 's Implementation Of The Indian Removal Act

- ... This act of attempted western society practices produced the name of “Five Civilized Tribes” as they tried to adapt and adjust to live in harmony with the white population. Although first suggested as voluntary, the Indians were eventually forced to leave their inborn land and trek westward into the foreign land of Oklahoma on the Trail of Tears. “Indian removal as carried out by Jackson…was anything but a voluntary relocation program.”(Cave year, 1337). This ceased the Indians’ rights to live in their own land, under their own regulations, and required to know and conform to American ways and laws....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Tourism is of major economic and social significance

- Tourism is of major economic and social significance. More than 720 million tourists spend $480 billion annually in places outside their own country (WTO, 2004). This is one of the largest items in the world’s foreign trade. The significance of tourism has been recognized in both developing and developed countries. This can be seen in the establishment of sophisticated and well resourced government departments of tourism , widespread encouragement and sponsorship of tourism developments, and the proliferation of small business and multinational corporations contributing to and deriving benefits from the tourism industry....   [tags: Person–environment relationships ]

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The Influence of Air Pollution on Human Health

- Introduction The main authors’ purpose for writing the articles is to inform people about the influence of air pollution on the human health and determine all chemical pollutants into the atmosphere. Dr, Schrank’s, the author one of the articles, has been doing environmental investigation over the course of his life. Obviously, he drew attention to such important issue as air pollution and health. I did focus on these articles because air pollution is actually a global problem around the world, and this problem will probable never be solved completely....   [tags: plants, factories, mental disorders, scientists]

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Should Nuclear be Used as Main Power Source?

- Electricity is a type of energy which is necessary to operate every electronic appliance. Since first electronic light bulb was invented by the great inventor, Thomas Edison, the needs for electricity uproars to the point which had became one of the survival requirements for the current modern people. Electricity is only obtainable by converting other energy sources into electrical energy, or using natural lightning as a direct source. Thus, various power generators are responsible in producing electricity in human’s life....   [tags: electricity, uranium, dynamo]

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Climate Change And Its Effect On The Environment

- Climate change is the change in average weather conditions of a region over an extended period of time which includes average change in annual rainfall and temperature patterns in a region. These leads to the overall change in global climate. Climate change can be identified through statistical tests by analyzing the mean and variability of the properties causing it. Change in global climate is real and continues to take place every day. Climate change is not easily noticeable but since the era of human civilization; industrial age, climate change is widely noticeable....   [tags: Carbon dioxide, Global warming, Climate change]

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Dreaming Various Amount Of People Experiences Different Effects

- ... The variables in which nightmares causes and can also be due to the nightmare would be depression, stress , anxiety , somatization , absorption, and boundaries can be cause of nightmare effects or nightmare distress. When sleeping at night and dreaming not all dreams will be positive and a lot of people especially college students have trouble sleeping. I know I have trouble sleeping sometimes because of exams and also I try not to close my eye so ill open the television and use it to take my mind off the negative thoughts in which my brain stem to cortex produces....   [tags: Sleep, Sleep disorder, Sleep deprivation]

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Homosexuals : A Life Long Commitment Under God

- ... "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it." Genesis 1:27-28. With the promotion of homosexuality in the media today, with people openly for gay marriage and such, there will be an affect on all the future generations to come. There are gay people in TV shows, such as Queer Eye on the Straight Guy and movies like Broke Back Mountain on a daily basis....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, LGBT]

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Fukushima and The Future of Nuclear Power

- On March 11, 2011, in Japan’s main island was sudden, violent shake of the earth with a magnitude of 9.0 on the Richter scale. The earthquake resulted in extremely bad damages and the tsunami, which came after the shake, caused the Fukushima Daiichi power plant’s explosion. This brought about a spread of radioactive substances into the surroundings. After this event, there has been growing concern as to whether nuclear energy is a dangerous source of power. Several European countries, such as Switzerland, Germany, Italy, reacted to this accident (“IRRS follow-up mission Germany 2011,” 2011)....   [tags: Nuclear Energy]

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The Effects of Psychological Trauma on Family

- Psychological Trauma can alter, destroy and create a lot of bad impacts in a person’s life. The main definition of psychological trauma is the results of unique individual experience of an unusually event that invaded a person’s sense of security and safety, making he or she feels helpless and at risk of dangerous situation, and the ability to assimilate his or her emotional experience is overwhelmed at certain situation. (Lawrence Robinson, 2011) A much more serious psychological trauma can leads to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PSTD) in certain circumstance....   [tags: Psychology ]

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Hurricane Katrina: The New Orleans Levee Failures

- Most of the destructions from the events of August 29th 2005, when Katrina Hit the City Of New Orleans, were not only caused by the storm itself; but also, by failure of the engineering of the levee system protecting the entire infrastructure of the city. The years of poor decision making and avoidance of the levee system led to one of the most catastrophic events in the history of the United States. Throughout our research, we have identified three key players in charge of the levee system design, construction and maintenance....   [tags: Hurricane Katrina Essays]

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The Nuclear Inventions During the Cold War

- The nuclear inventions during the Cold War made wars suicidal and indestructible for the first time. Initially, the breaking point of the divergence in the nuclear arms race was when President Truman tried to scare Joseph Stalin with the development of the atomic bomb. The attempts to create the atomic bomb succeeded and President Truman took advantage to frighten Stalin at the Potsdam Conference. As a result, Stalin had spies who notified him of the success of the atomic bomb. This pursued Stalin to create his own bomb (Foreign Relations)....   [tags: atomic bomb, nuclear weapons, hydrogen bomb]

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Clothing Factories: Hennes Women´s Clothing in Sweden

- Sixty seven years ago one of the most successful clothing stores opened up just for women's clothing in Sweden. Eleven years later the original “Hennes” changed its names to Hennes & Mauritz. “Hennes” means “for her” in Swedish. The store began to sell men and women's clothing after Erling Persson and Mauritz Widforss met and became business partners. Originally Mauritz Widforss owned a store that was mainly focused on selling things for fisherman. Erling Persson decided to buy Widforss’ store and together they created H&M....   [tags: H&M, latest fashion, collections]

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Delinquency and Children´s Behavior: The Choice Theory

- “Children are a product of their environment”, is something I constantly hear when a either a young person is acting out or a young person doesn’t look “socially acceptable”. Delinquency and children’s behavior was something I have grown to become interested in during our class; thus leading me to analyze different theories on youth and the factors that prompted the onset of delinquent and how they continue to sustain their negative behavior. I personally do not completely agree with any one theory that applies to youth and child delinquency, yet there are points within each theory that I can agree with....   [tags: environment, law, wrongdoing]

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The Religious Conflicts Between Israelis And Palestinians

- When the religious conflicts between Israelis and Palestinians began to emerge, it set off a whirlwind of wars and struggles that has lasted longer than a century. Because Jews wanted to live as a national entity, the Arabs felt that their own national entity was being threatened. In Raymond Scheindlin’s A Short History of the Jewish People, he explains the Jew’s and Arab’s reasoning as to why this violence ensued while the movie The Other Son gave reasoning as to why this war was senseless. After years of being a barely tolerated foreign body and dealing with continued anti-Semitism in Europe, Jews were ready for restoration to a normal existence as a national entity....   [tags: Israel, Zionism, Palestinian people, Palestine]

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Analysis Of Key Figure Kyi Suu Kyi

- Analysis of Key Figure Suu Kyi believes her political career is largely influence by Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy of non-violence and the Buddhist concepts. While learning appreciate the art, ideas, and cultures of varying countries, she has never let go of her own well-grounded moral principles or her Burmese upbringing and identity. Being able to live in many different countries and experiencing different cultures, Suu Kyi realized that there is definitely something wrong with her country. In addition after spending many years of her life under house arrest, Suu Kyi depended heavily on her Buddhist faith....   [tags: Democracy, Human rights, Buddhism, United Nations]

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Industrial Military Complex : The Iraqi War

- Jason Torres Professor: Jordan Windholz ENG 1102. E02 10/6/15 Industrial Military Complex: The Iraqi War The second Gulf war or the Iraqi war saw Saddam Hussein being toppled from power. It was a great achievement by the Western supremacies and their allies as far as the restoration of peace in the region is concerned. Many reasons prompted America to wage this war. It is, however, worth noting that the intervention in the area was not meant to be prolonged. After the restoration of peace and normalcy, the US and its allies were to let the country run its affairs....   [tags: Iraq War, Iraq, 2003 invasion of Iraq, Gulf War]

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The Implications Of Holocaust And The Holocaust

- Most social scientists have been overlooking the growth of social scientific concept of genocide. Sociologists argue that holocaust is an illustrative case of the destructive side of modernity. Comparing the two genocides, Armenian Genocide and the Holocaust, will support the theory. Because of modernity, people started recognizing when genocide is committed. Modernity has both, good and bad impacts on humanity. The good side of it is that people started labeling genocide as a new issue, instead of categorizing it as warfare and they demanded justice....   [tags: Nazi Germany, World War II, The Holocaust, Germany]

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The Natural Disaster Of San Francisco Bay

- On the 18th of April in 1906, the lives of many San Francisco residents changed in a split second. Most of the city was either sound asleep or getting ready for another normal day (or so they thought), when the disastrous natural disaster struck. At around 5:12 a.m., the Golden City was jolted awake by a monstrous earthquake that would soon go down in the record books. With a Richter magnitude rating of 7.9, this earthquake was not only felt in the San Francisco Bay area, but also all the way from southern Oregon to south of Los Angeles and inland as far as central Nevada....   [tags: Earthquake, 1906 San Francisco earthquake]

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How Can The Governments Affected With Poverty?

- ... They starve to death. They drop out of school to fend for themselves.” The cause of poverty can be link to several factors, according to Samson Eyituoyoa a Peace and conflict student at the European Peace University, poverty in Africa is cause by “corruptions, unemployment’s, poor governance, poor economy, and illiteracy” there are also other factors that link to the cause of poverty in Africa, which he didn’t mention, such as population growth, lack of resources, poor infrastructure, wars, and conflicts....   [tags: Poverty, Africa, Malnutrition, Poverty reduction]

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World War II As A Good War

- ... He told his story and said that the day after the attack, he was told that the rest of his division had been transferred off the ship to Ford Island; put in charge of two guns and the crew to run them. In the days that followed, he would confront not only the carnage of the attack, but a huge new set of responsibilities: after his entire division was transferred to Ford Island, he was left aboard ship to train a crew to man the anti-aircraft guns. Later on in the war, Jim Beigh was sent to photography school to learn how to shoot cameras instead of guns, eventually becoming a Chief Aerial Photographer....   [tags: Nazi Germany, World War II, United States]

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American Politics and the Middle East

- Introduction Unlike most Europeans countries, the United States of America enjoyed a rather healthy relationship with Middle East nations during the 19th and beginning of the 20th century. Possibly, this was due to the fact that the US had little or no interest in colonizing countries in the region. On the contrary, it largely participated in philanthropic and educational activities therefore attracting positive perception among the Middle East people. However, after the world war II the situation begun to change....   [tags: Political Science]

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